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Emergency Contraception Revisited

Several questions in the comment box and further research has prompted me to revisit my post, Emergency Contraception: Science and Morals.Read more »

Of Toilet Paper and Fortitude

I have often found that our best virtues can also be our worse vices. What makes us ‘good’ can also present quite the trial for our soulsRead more »

abortion and contraception are always immoral according to the Catholic Church.

Emergency Contraception: Science and Morals

Recently the news contained two slightly misleading headlines: “German bishops say morning-after pill is ok in rape cases,” and “TopRead more »

Will the Next Pope Be the Antichrist? The Last Pope? Is The End Near? and other burning questions

https://www.facebook.com/DesignsbyBirgit With the sudden resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, there has been a whirlwind of speculation aboutRead more »

The Bells and Smells of Mass – Why Our Senses Matter When We Worship

We are “fearfully and wonderfully” made by God and His crafting of us is undeniably intricate. Our five senses give us aRead more »

Come, Holy Spirit, and Give Us Peace

This is the third of a 12-part, once-a-month series on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This month’s fruit is PEACE . Be sure to see previousRead more »

I Know I Believe in the Real Presence

As I read and sweat my way through Church teachings, referencing and verifying as I considered what She taught and why, the Real PresenceRead more »

Fr Frank Pavone & EMV

A Newbie’s March for Life 2013

March for Life 2013 I’ve been on countless local Walks for Life, but have never been able to make it to the March for Life inRead more »

The Age of Entitlement

I have been thinking about the concept of entitlement quite a bit lately.  What exactly does entitlement mean?  According to MerriamRead more »

The Baptism of our Lord: the Reason Baptismal Regeneration is True

    In the spirit of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which was celebrated yesterday, my heart has been on this first baptism and theRead more »

How Christ Modeled Contrition, Penance and Reparation for Us

Catholics… we are very particular creatures. Those of us who try, every day, a little bit harder, to be that which we are called toRead more »

Mary, Ever Virgin. Or Was She? (Part 2)

I love this time of year, when the liturgical calendar is heavily “Marian,” between the Nativity and the Solemnity of Mary thatRead more »

Hobby Lobby defies HHS Mandate

Hobby Lobby – Crafting Religious Freedom

As a group of crafty Catholic women, joining Pinterest was a no-brainer for many of the Catholic Sistas Ink Slingers. As an Art Major,Read more »

Holy Mother of God: A Litany for Women

For the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2013. For Carla, because she showed us how to follow the Blessed VirginRead more »

Mary, Ever Virgin…or Was She? (Part 1)

One thing that I look back now and laugh about after a decade as a Catholic is just how naive I was when I first converted. Though I wasRead more »